Brazil

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Created by the EMB using its own data collection and/or other sources of data
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • A continuous register (voter data is continuously collected and updated between electoral events)
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Digital voter registration kits/computers, off-line
  • Digital voter registration kits/computers, online connected to central database
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • Yes, both fingerprint scans and photos
  • Signature
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • Yes
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • Yes, offline/only access to polling station registration data
How technology is used in relation paper voter lists?
  • Technology is used in addition to paper voter lists

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • Yes, in politically-binding national elections (elections for public office or direct democracy initiatives)
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • Direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines with and without voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT)
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • E-voting takes place in controlled environment
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • All voters
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • Not applicable

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Are official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system?
  • Yes
If official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system, at which level results are entered into an electronic tabulation system?
  • Polling station level, offline
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • 1 day
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 5 days

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Does the country use open source software in electoral processes?
  • Open source systems are currently being introduced or are in use
What are the key reasons for or against using open source systems?
  • Pros: The voting machine source codes must (by law) be open to be audited by parties, public prosecutors, and bar associations. Every two years, the voting machines are submitted to public security tests, where the participants write attack plans to be executed and the results reported to the event board.
  • Cons: The update and upgrade policy is not always stable.
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • Linux kernel version 3.18, GNU C/C++ Compiler. RedHat Linux distro for database servers.

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Does the country provide individual online voter registration/polling assignment checks?
  • Yes, confirmation of registration using online interface
  • Yes, assigned polling station using online interface
Does the country publish the statistical overview of voter lists online?
  • Yes, at the municipal level
  • Yes, at the constituency level
  • Yes, at the national level
Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
  • No
Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
  • No
Does the country publish the lists of parties and/or candidates registered for elections online?
  • Yes, machine readable
Does the country publish the election (voting) results online?
  • Yes, machine readable
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of aggregation?
  • Results aggregated at polling station level
  • Results aggregated at municipal level
  • Results aggregated at constituency level
  • National results are published
  • Regional level
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of detail?
  • Full details (total votes cast, votes cast for each candidate/party, invalid votes)
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the timing of publication of results?
  • Close to real time, as results become available to EMB
If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, are historical results also available?
  • Yes
Does the country publish seat allocation data online?
  • Yes, not machine readable
Does the country publish candidate/party financing reports online?
  • Yes, not machine readable